2244 Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Linda and Paul McCartney.

Maybe I’m Amazed was written by Paul McCartney in 1969. It was first recorded by Paul McCartney in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Linda McCartney on backing vocals. It was first released on Paul McCartney’s 1970 album McCartney. The song was part of Wings’ repertoire. A live version was released on Wings Over America in 1976. That version was also released as a single in 1977. A live version from the TV special One Hand Clapping, recorded in 1974 and a live version recorded in Glasgow in 1979 were released in 2011 on the special edition of McCartney. Maybe I’m Amazed is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire and live versions have been released on Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), Back In The U.S.A (2002), and Back The World (2003). A version recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra was released on the Paul McCartney album Working Classical in 1999. The 04 Summer Tour Remix of Maybe I’m Amazed was released on Twin Freaks in 2005. Maybe I’m Amazed has also been recorded by Sandie Shaw, Faces, Petula Clark and Ruby Starr among others.

Now Hear This: Maybe I’m Amazed – Wings (1976)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (1990)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (1999)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (2002)
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney (2003)
Maybe I’m Amazed – 04 Summer Tour Remix – Paul McCartney (2005)
Maybe I’m Amazed [From One Hand Clapping] – Paul McCartney (2011)
Maybe I’m Amazed [Live At Glasgow, 1979] – Paul McCartney (2011)

2237 Hot As Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Paul McCartney.

Hot As Sun/Glasses is a medley of three songs, with the third song uncredited in the title. The three songs are Hot As Sun, Glasses, and Suicide. Hot As Sun was written by Paul McCartney in 1959 and was part of The Quarrymen’s repertoire for a short time. It was played by The Beatles during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Glasses was written and recorded by Paul McCartney at Morgan Studios in 1970. Suicide was written by Paul McCartney in 1956. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The medley was recorded in 1970 and was mixed at EMI Studios. The recording was produced by Paul McCartney and was first released on his 1970 album McCartney. Paul McCartney recorded a full demo of Suicide in 1974. The song was also performed in the 1974 TV special One Hand Clapping. An undated outtake of Suicide was released in 2011 on the special edition of McCartney. Hot As Sun was part of Wings’ repertoire and a live version recorded in Glasgow in 1979 was released on the special edition of McCartney in 2011.

Now Hear This: Hot As Sun [Live At Glasgow, 1979] – Paul McCartney (2011)
Suicide [Out-take] – Paul McCartney (2011)

2236 Every Night – Paul McCartney (1970)

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Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney began writing this song in 1967 and finished it in 1969. The song was first recorded by The Beatles during the Get Back sessions in 1969. Paul McCartney recorded the song in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Linda McCartney on harmony vocals. Every Night was first released on Paul McCartney’s 1970 album McCartney. The song was part of Wings’ repertoire. They performed it live at the Concerts For The People of Kampuchea in 1979. That version was released on the 1981 album of the same name. Another live version recorded by Wings in Glasgow in 1979 was released in 2011 on the special edition of McCartney. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire and a live versions have been released on Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) (1991), Back In The U.S. (2002) and Back In The World (2003). The song has also been recorded by The 5th Dimension and Richie Havens among others.

Now Hear This: Every Night – Paul McCartney And Wings (1981)
Every Night – Paul McCartney (1991)
Every Night – Paul McCartney (2002)
Every Night – Paul McCartney (2003)
Every Night [Live At Glasgow, 1979] – Paul McCartney (2011)

1770 Blackbird – The Beatles (1968)

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Paul McCartney.

Blackbird was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. A demo version recorded by The Beatles in 1968 at George Harrison’s home in Esher has never been released. The song was recorded at EMI Studios in 1968 and was produced by George Martin. Paul McCartney is the only member of The Beatles to feature on the recording. Take 4 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Blackbird was first released on The Beatles’ 1968 album The Beatles. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Yesterday.

Billy Preston recorded the song in 1972 and it was released as the B-side to his single Will It Go Round In Circles. The song has also been recorded by Dion, Chet Atkins, and Dick Hyman among others. The song was part of Wings’ repertoire. Paul McCartney performed the song during the TV special James Paul McCartney in 1973. A live version was released on the 1976 album Wings Over America. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. He performed the song during his appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1991. That version was released on the album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) in 1991. Other live versions have been released on Back In The U.S. (2002), Back In The World (2003), Good Evening New York City (2009), and Paul McCartney Live In Los Angeles (2010).

Now Hear This: Blackbird – Billy Preston (1972)
Blackbird – Wings (1976)
Blackbird – Paul McCartney (1991)
Blackbird (Take 4) – The Beatles (1996)
Blackbird – Paul McCartney (2002)
Blackbird – Paul McCartney (2003)
Blackbird/Yesterday – The Beatles (2006)
Blackbird – Paul McCartney (2009)
Blackbird – Paul McCartney (2010)

1722 Lady Madonna – The Beatles (1968)

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UK Single.

Lady Madonna was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. The recording features Ronnie Scott on tenor saxophone. An edit of Take 3 and Take 4 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. Lady Madonna was first released as a single in 1968. The B-side was The Inner Light. The single reached number one on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

The song was part of Wings repertoire. A live version recorded in 1976 was released on the album Wings Over America. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Paul Is Live (1993), Back In The U.S. (2002), Back In The World (2003), Good Evening New York City (2009), Live In Los Angeles (2010) and Paul McCartney Box Set (2018). The song has also been recorded by Fats Domino, and Richie Havens among others.

Now Hear This: Lady Madonna – Wings (1976)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (1993)
Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4) – The Beatles (1996)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2002)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2003)
Lady Madonna – The Beatles (2006)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2009)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2010)
Lady Madonna – Paul McCartney (2018)

 

1564 Say You Don’t Mind – Denny Laine (1967)

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Paul McCartney and Denny Laine.

This song was written by Denny Laine. It was first recorded by him in 1967. It was released as Denny Laine’s debut solo single. The B-side was Ask The People. The single failed to chart. Denny Laine had previously been a member of The Moody Blues and later became a member of Wings. Say You Don’t Mind was part of Wings’ repertoire.Denny Laine re-recorded the song in 1980 for his album Japanese Tears. He re-recorded the song again in 1996 for his album Wings At The Sound Of Denny Laine.

Now Hear This : Say You Don’t Mind – Denny Laine (1980)
Say You Don’t Mind – Denny Laine (1996)

1329 Yesterday – The Beatles (1965)

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American single.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by Paul McCartney in 1965. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Paul McCartney is the only member of The Beatles on the recording. Take 1 was released on the album Anthology 2 in 1996. Yesterday was released on The Beatles’ 1965 album Help! and was credited to The Beatles. In America the song was released as a single with Act Naturally on the B-side. It reached number one on the Billboard chart. Yesterday was released as a single in the UK in 1976 with I Should Have Known Better on the B-side. It reached number eight on the UK Singles chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and a live version recorded in Blackpool in 1965 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. The song was parodied by The Beatles on The Beatles Third Christmas Record in 1965.

George Martin And His Orchestra recorded the song in 1965 under it’s original title Scrambled Eggs. It was released on their 1965 album Help! A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Blackbird. Liverpudlian singer Cilla Black recorded the song in 1966. Her version was produced by George Martin and was released on his album Cilla Sings A Rainbow. Bob Dylan and George Harrison played the song during the New Morning sessions in 1970. The song was also played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector among others. John Lennon sang a parody version in 1974 during the Walls And Bridges sessions. That version was released in 1998 on the John Lennon Anthology. George Harrison performed part of the song with Paul Simon during their appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1976. The performance was not aired. The song was part of Wings’ repertoire and a live version was released on their 1976 album Wings Over America. Paul McCartney re-recorded the song for his 1984 album Give My Regards To Broad Street. The song was part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire and a live version have been released on; Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), The Concert For New York City (2001), Back In The U.S. (2002), Back In The World (2003), and Good Evening New York City (2009). Paul McCartney performed the song as Scrambled Eggs with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2010. That version was released on Jimmy Fallon’s 2012 album Blow Your Pants Off.

Now Hear This: The Beatles Third Christmas Record – The Beatles (1965)
Scrambled Eggs – George Martin And His Orchestra (1965)
Yesterday – Cilla Black (1966)
Yesterday – Wings (1976)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (1984)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (1990)
Yesterday – The Beatles (1996)
Yesterday – The Beatles (1996)
Yesterday (Parody) – John Lennon (1998)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2001)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2002)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2003)
Blackbird/Yesterday – The Beatles (2006)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2009)
Scrambled Eggs – Jimmy Fallon (2012)